We are a deeply committed couple in our 30's, and the parents of five precious children on a radical journey to get out of debt, build our faith, our family and our home on 11 1/2 acres of land in the hills of beautiful, Southwest Virginia. Our desire is to use our lives and our resources to encourage others. Sometimes the journey is incredible, sometimes it seems impossible. Here you can read about both because such is life...
It is hard to believe that today is February 10th. It seems like we just made it through Christmas and now Valentines Day is just a few days away! I just love holidays. I know most of them have pagan roots but I enjoy redeeming the holidays to teach my children about God and His word. This month we are learning about what love really is and focusing on 1 Corinthians 13. I have tried hard with our kids to detract from the fact that most people view Valentines Day as a holiday for lovers. Today was Valentine making day at our house. It is always time consuming and messy, but oh so fun! The kids spent a good portion of the afternoon doing this after their swim lessons.
I love watching their creativity!
Susanna looks on while enjoying a banana:-).
The finished valentines drying on the table.
The boys took one to a widow who lives a couple of townhouses down from us and it pleased them to see how blessed she was by their visit. As you can see, the kids love making their valentines all different colors, not just typical valentine colors:-). I had them write "Jesus Loves You" on the fronts of the valentines and then they added heart embellishments before glueing chocolate to the backs. So fun!